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Oh happy day

Filed under : Baseball,International,Judaism
On May 6, 2007
At 11:00 pm
Comments : 11

Today was a great day for the state of Israel and the Jewish people. My head is still spinning from the convergence of fantastic events. As you’ve come to expect from me, I will proceed to list them for you in a highly numerical format.

1. Lag B’Omer

    The period between Passover and Shavu’ot is a solemn one in the Jewish calendar and is called the Omer (it’s also counted in a highly numerical format, as I have pointed out before by linking to the fabulous “Simpsons Counting the hOmer” site). There is, however, a break on the 33rd day when a plague ended. When I went to yeshiva, this day was celebrated by having outdoor sports contests which I never won. Let’s never speak of it again.

JVibe’s Counting the hOmer

2. Salute to Israel Parade

    Down 5th Avenue in NY. I couldn’t make it this year, but you can always enjoy my fun pictures from last year.

Last year’s parade

3. My cousin has a baby boy

    In Israel!

4. Sarkozy elected president of France

    Likes Israel! (Might be good for France too, but this isn’t my topic today.)

Members of Knesset in Jerusalem welcome Sarkozy victory

5. Roger Clemens returns to Yankees

    I know this is a stretch but I’m sure it benefits the Jews and Israel in some way. You’ll have to trust me on this. Hey, it’s benefited me and I’m Jewish!

Officially, I’m most excited about #3 but just between you and me, blogreaders, it’s #5 all the way. Shhh.

“This is the way I hold my hand to carry my big sack of money”

John Sebastian – Welcome Back (Theme from Welcome Back, Kotter)


iPod song of the week – Bjork

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
At 7:30 pm
Comments : 5

Important News! Napster has inexplicably decided to change their address to “” I mean, once they were illegally free, then legally free, and as far as I know it’s unchanged, so was this reminder so very necessary? But it seems like my links still work so I’m not going to get pissed off. Yet.

So recently, I was e-mailing with Kay and we exchanged fun pictures of Bjork as demonstrations of perfect looks to wear to a book release party. There are plenty of these pictures out there, God knows, but especially now when she’s about to release another strange album. I mean strange in a good way, as I usually do. The stranger her albums get, the more normal her old stuff seems. Or maybe I’m just so used to it by now.

Here’s a song I’ve been used to for a good long time but it still captivates me. It’s melodic but the percussion is the thing that sticks in your head. And it’s about how strange and illogical we humans are. It’s funny because it’s true! It had a sublime video as well but I’ll let you search for it yourself. Because I’m lazy! Speaking of which, I used to listen to this song at the gym. I stopped mostly because I no longer go to the gym.

Bjork – Human Behaviour